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Ahhh, Winter in NYC……..it can be gloomy, misty, foggy, and dark at times can’t it? But no matter how dark the skies become, there is something so gorgeous about the buildings, architecture, and design of the ciy that always stands out.  Case in point, the beautiful surroundings on this particular gloomy day in February. And, just so you know, it was freezing! I stayed warm by layering my Zara denim shirt over a J Crew t shirt, and my bright cobalt Marc Jacobs coat kept me both warm, and happy with a needed pop of color.  I last wore this gorgeous coat in THIS POST.  (You can buy a Similar coat HERE) I carried my orange clutch from ASOS for an added pop of color.  I have a always loved blue and orange together.This clutch was last seen in THIS POST, paired with denim.  (Similar clutch HERE.) The fringe suede boots are Nine West. They were on sale, and sold out, but you can buy a similar style HERE.  Stay warm!
XOXO
Julie

Coat: Marc Jacobs (similar HERE and HERE), Clutch: Asos (Similar HERE), Boots: Nine West (Similar HERE and HERE) Jeans: J Brand, Sunglasses: House of Harlow, Denim shirt: Zara, (Similar HERE), Bracelet: J Crew, Rings: Shopbop

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Currently Craving: Unique Sweatshirts and Sweaters for Winter

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I love kitschy sweatshirts. There is something about a sweater, or a sweatshirt being really over the top that suddenly makes it cool. At least in my book.  I am seeing more and more of these eye catching,and outlandish designs lately. Some of them remind me of things I have seen my grandma wear, but I think that is why I like them. They are unexpected.  They say something.  They shake things up. They make a statement.  And that statement is, I’m not afraid to be bold. I am not afraid to wear a parrot on my chest, or a deer, or a skull.  Plus, they are really warm, and it’s pretty cold outside.  Score. 😉
xoxoxoxo
Julie
First Row:
             2) Asos Tiger Sequined Hoodie Sweatshirt
Second Row:

50 Shades of Pink

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XOXOXO
Julie

Top: J Crew (Try this colorblock striped one HERE), Jacket: Balenciaga (Similar one HERE for lower price),***And remember to check out HG BAGS for the lowest prices on Balenciaga, and other designer items! Necklace: J Crew, Boots: Jeffrey Campbell (Love THIS PAIR also), Hat: Plush (Similar HERE on sale!), Jeans: J Brand,  Gloves: Bloomingdales, Bag: Alexander Wang

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Bright Snow Shiny Day! (And winner of Asos coat giveaway announced!)

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Julie nemo 15 Bright Snow Shiny Day!  (And winner of Asos coat giveaway announced!)Julie nemo 17 Bright Snow Shiny Day!  (And winner of Asos coat giveaway announced!)Julie nemo 16 Bright Snow Shiny Day!  (And winner of Asos coat giveaway announced!)Hello from snow buried NYC!!!  As most of the world knows, NYC, and the surrounding areas of New England were covered in a blanket of snow this weekend.  (The timing of “Nemo” hitting us at the start of Fashion Week  was definitely NOT ideal!) But, I can’t say it’s not beautiful!  Me, being the stubborn fashionista that I am, insisted on wearing my tall wedge Steve Madden boots despite the thick ice and snow.   You should have seen the look on my boyfriend’s face when I emerged from the bedroom in these! We had a meeting in our neighborhood, so I figured walking a few blocks to brunch in these babies wouldn’t be bad. After all…..there is rubber on the bottom! Boy, was I wrong! All I can say is thank God for railings,parked cars, and my boyfriend to hold on to! LOL  Since it was so cold, I opted to put a warm fur vest over my wool Mackage coat.  I love layering vests over coats to give them a fresh look.  I also love the look of fur over coats, and this is a great way to get that look without spending a ton of money.  It’s also a good way to wear old coats, and make them look new again!  The vest was an ebay find btw. 😉 Lastly, I wore bright blue cobalt to brighten up the black, and as you know from THIS POST, I love neon brights in Winter! How are you dressing for the storm? Tell me in the comments below.

Anyway, this has been an exciting weekend so far. My boyfriend, an up and coming actor and comedian, (and a pretty good blog photographer if I do say so myself), appeared on national television yesterday, and had host Vinnie Politan laughing in stitches on HLN’S Making it in America. If you want to laugh, click here to watch the video.

Lastly, the moment we have all been waiting for! The winner of my Asos Leopard Coat Giveaway! The winner is Annie!  I will be contacting her now! Congrats Annie! The winner was picked randomly.  Stay tuned for TWO more giveaways this month!!! And thanks for reading! Continue to follow me on Facebook, and Twitter for more updates and giveaways!
xoxoxoxo

Julie

 

Coat: Mackage (Similar HERE),  Fur Vest: Ebay find (Similar HERE), Jeans: Forever 21, Sweater: Forever 21, Boots: Steve Madden (Similar HERE *LOVE THESE!*), Gloves: J Crew, Hat: Urban Outfitters (Similar HERE and HERE), Bag: Celine, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

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Asos Leopard Coat Giveaway!

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XOXOXO
Julie

Coat: Asos, Skirt: Forever 21, Sweater: J Crew, Boots: Chloe Susanna, (get the look for less HERE), Bag Vintage Chanel, Ring: YSL, Sunglasses: Karen Walker

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Getting ready for Fashion Week- My guide to “Getting The Look For Less”

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With Fashion Week fast approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to showcase some of my favorite looks, that I seem to see every year.   Lately, every magazine, newspaper and blog is filled with images of stylish fashionistas, celebs, and designers, all decked out in high end couture head to toe.  It can be daunting to think the average girl needs to spends hundreds, even thousands of dollars to look chic and “current”.  Well, that is where the idea for this guide came from.  I picked 6 of this season’s hottest trends, and also looks I often see on and off the runway, and I paired the high end choice, with the more affordable alternative.  (Trust me, I am all for the investment piece now and then, as evidenced by my Balenciaga jackets and Celine handbags, but if I shopped “high end” all the time, I would be on the street, unable to pay my overpriced NYC rent! LOL)  So, mixing high and low end items is the only way to go! And with the things I picked out here, you could be looking like a fashionista in no time…..sans heavy credit card debt!
Top Row:
The Stuart Weitzmans are $329, (down from $650) -VS- $104.99 for the Sam Edelmans.

 

2) Celine Trapeze bag-VS –Asos Leather Bar Detail Bag
The Celine bag retails for $2800 -VS-$129.31 for the Asos bag with the same look!!

 

$2309 for the Balenciaga -VS- $116 for the Topshop jacket
(HUGE price difference! Both are leather, and the Topshop one looks amazing!)

 

Second Row:
$1409 for the Nina Ricci coat -VS- $119.99 for the J Crew coat!
Neon wool coats are great to brighten up your Winter days, but you don’t need to spend over $1000 to get the look!

 

$225 for the Robert Rodriguez -VS- $19.80 for the Forever 21 skirt
I admit, I buy tons of stuff at Forever 21! And a frilly black skirt is a staple for every fashionista! Pair it with booties, and a leather jacket to toughen the look!

 

$1,195 for the Phillip Lim -VS-$89.95 for the Free People jacket
(Honestly, they look almost the SAME! And I just picked up the Free People jacket for myself! Gorgeous! Stay tuned for photos in future blog posts)

 

Which are your favorite? Are you looking forward to Fashion Week? Tell me the comments section below!
xoxoxo
Julie